Yesterday’s Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge was a spectacularly mountainous affair, taking riders 202km from Aspen to Breckenridge with over 3,700m of climb. BMC Racing Mathias Frank attacked hard before a breathtaking final descent to take the stage win in 5hr 05’19” with Lachlan Morton (Garmin-Sharp) just 3seconds adrift to take second and Cannondale’s Stage 1 winner Peter Sagan on +14” for the third podium place. The same three riders, though in slightly different order, sit atop the GC: Morton in first, with Frank second and Sagan third.
Throughout the USA Pro Challenge, Cyclo is delighted to be bringing you daily works of art from Greig Leach, a one-time amateur club bike racer, participating in the DC and Richmond, Virginia areas of the US, who’s also a talented (and successful) artist sponsored by Richeson Art. His favourite work from Stage 2, entitled ‘Attacking the Final Climb’, shows Frank, Morton and Bontrager Cycling Team’s Lawson Craddock – who would ultimately finish fifth – battling it out nearing the top of the final climb.
To see all of the work from both the USA Pro Challenge and Tour de France that we have featured on Cyclo click here.